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Une analyse critique de la transitologie: valeurs heuristiques, limites d'interprétation et difficultés méthodologiques

Towards a critical analysis of transitiology: heuristic values, limits of interpretation and methodological difficulties
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Grosescu, Raluca

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Abstract By the end of 1970s, transitology, or the study of the transformations following the breakdown of dictatorial regimes, became a sub-discipline of political science. Various theoretical perspectives oriented the analysis toward different factors that could decisively influence political change and transition: the economic and cultural prerequisites, the weight of the recent past, the extrication-path from dictatorship or the international setting. This article examines critically the main currents of transitology in order to re-evaluate their heuristic capacity, their interpretative limits and their methodological difficulties. It stands for rethinking the paradigms of political transition, towards a multidimensional model of analysis of political change, more sensitive to the local specificities and to the dynamic of transformations on the long term.
Keywords transitional society; transformation; democratization; political change
Classification Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture
Document language French
Publication Year 2012
Page/Pages p. 485-504
Journal Studia Politica : Romanian Political Science Review, 12 (2012) 3
ISSN 1582-4551
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works